This helps against cellulite (orange peel skin)

Summer beckons and with it short, fashionable clothes. Unfortunately, the joy of it is often clouded, because many women show unsightly dents on their thighs and buttocks – the  cellulite . Nine out of ten people over the age of 30 are affected by “orange peel skin”. Cellulite or cellulitis is not a disease, but a cosmetic problem – often of little consolation for the women affected.

Cellulite can be fought

But there is also a way for those affected to melt unwanted fat deposits. However, it requires discipline and perseverance to strengthen the weak connective tissue and build muscle.

Regular exercise and a healthy diet plan can reduce cellulite. Additional  massages  and proper skin care will help prevent further dents from forming.

Special connective tissue structure in women

The dents, which are perceived as unsightly, develop almost exclusively in women. This has to do with the specific structure of the female connective tissue and the structure of the skin: the female epidermis and dermis are thinner than in men, the fat cells in the subcutaneous tissue are thicker and only loosely networked by the connective tissue.

In this way, Mother Nature ensures that women during  pregnancy can adapt  flexibly to the changed situation – the growing belly, the loosening of the pelvis for the birth. This is also the reason why cellulite appears in many women for the first time after pregnancy.

formation of cellulite

Cellulite occurs when  too many fat molecules  are stored in fat cells. The cells enlarge, press upwards and become visible from the outside as dents. The enlarged cells also squeeze the neighboring blood and lymphatic vessels. As a result, the tissue fluid builds up and the supply to the cells is impaired. Slags are no longer transported away and are deposited in the tissue.

The following factors favor the development of cellulite:

  • Estrogens,  the female sex hormones, promote the formation of fat cells and water retention, the tissue becomes even softer – a disadvantage of taking the  birth control pill .
  • Stress also   bloats the fat cells and promotes cellulite.
  • Smoking  also promotes cellulite, because nicotine consumption weakens the connective tissue.

What helps against cellulite?

Since cellulite starts in the lower layers of the skin, the problem cannot be solved with the superficial application of creams and ointments in the advanced stage. Only the combination of proper nutrition, skin care, massage and physical activity can help in the fight against cellulite.

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